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A Designer's Guide to Printing with Illustrator
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Released Nov 1, 2012
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
We’ll start this Illustrator tutorial by learning about the RGB and CMYK color models which is something every designer must understand. From here, we will begin learning about several topics that are specific to preparing jobs for commercial printing. First, we will learn the difference between spot color and process color printing. Next, we’ll move on and learn about topics like the appearance of black, knockouts and overprinting, color separations, trapping and transparency. We’ll wrap up this course by learning how to export a press ready PDF out of Illustrator. After completing this tutorial, you will have a good understanding of the concepts, tools and techniques used to prepare print ready documents in Adobe Illustrator.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:11
Creating Illustrator documents that are intended for print
2

Creating Illustrator documents that are intended for print

 
12:14
Spot color and process color printing
3

Spot color and process color printing

 
14:32
Controlling the appearance of black
4

Controlling the appearance of black

 
09:32
Knockouts and overprinting
5

Knockouts and overprinting

 
07:56
Previewing color separations
6

Previewing color separations

 
06:19
Trapping in Illustrator files
7

Trapping in Illustrator files

 
11:25
Understanding transparency in Illustrator
8

Understanding transparency in Illustrator

 
14:54
Managing colors using ICC profiles
9

Managing colors using ICC profiles

 
08:38
Saving press ready PDFs
10

Saving press ready PDFs

 
12:07